New Orleans mayor signs living wage ordinance
NEW ORLEANS- A new minimum wage in New Orleans guarantees workers under city contracts a 44 percent increase in pay.
The move was the culmination of years of effort by City Councilman Jared Brossett.
Multiple news outlets report with Brossett and other council members standing by, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law Monday, a new living wage ordinance that guarantees all workers under future city contracts $10.55 an hour.
The law also provides that workers under city contract will get seven days of paid sick leave each year.
The law takes effect Jan. 1 and it won't be cheap. The move will cost taxpayers about $60 million.
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